Archive April 2023

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The End of Paper Temporary Tags in Texas: What You Need to Know

Will paper temporary tags become a thing of the past? Maybe. Currently, the legislature is debating doing just that. Representative Craig Goldman (R—Fort Worth) this session authored a bill, HB 718, that would replace all paper tags with metal plates.


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Representative Ed Thompson Introduces Bill to Protect Lienholders in Insurance Claims

Rep. Ed Thompson (R—Pearland) works as an insurance agent during the time he is not performing his duties as an elected official.  He has pulled on that experience to address many concerns citizens have with the insurance industry.


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TIADA Testifies to Address Concerns with Vehicle Crushing Legislation

In 2019, TIADA encountered legislation proposed by metal recycling companies that aimed to allow the dismantling, scraping, or crushing of vehicles without a title. One such bill, HB 1087, was introduced during that session, which suggested that vehicles at least 10 years old could be processed without a title. We have recently testified to address our concerns with the current version of the vehicle-crushing legislation.

Discussion about the bill begins at 46:00 in the video below.


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Sales Tax on Towing: Understanding the Difference Between Debt Collection Services and Normal Towing

A dealer has a customer who is giving a vehicle back because they cannot afford to pay for it. For the customer’s convenience, they plan to have it towed from their house to the dealership. While an argument could be made this is a debt collection service, it could also be argued that this is nothing more than a normal tow.


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